A Space for Healing, Understanding and Experienced Care.
Since we opened our door, we began a mission to celebrate life and service our community. So we have welcomed and nurtured families, planted trees, created pathways. Since 1886, Bateman Funeral Home has been a peaceful setting where families have been placing their trust in us for generations. Through the years, we have made compassionate, service a priority and we are honored to serve you. We recognize this as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we offer. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the incredible legacy of our community.
Experience, care and community.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond with kindness, understanding and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
Bateman Funeral Home can trace it's roots back to 1886 when W.A. Fash purchased property to start a funeral home in Toledo, Oregon on Hill street. E.F. Gaar became a partner in September of 1897. While the funeral home changes hands, the priority has remained the same; offering solace for reflection, appreciation and celebration. Bateman Funeral Home has provided meaningful, personal service since 1914. We continue the legacy of a family owned funeral home, providing the most reasonably priced memorials, funeral, cremation and cemetery services for Oregon coastal and inland communities. Your family matters to us. We take pride in being able to guide you through life's difficult days and guiding you to create healing celebrations unique to your loved one.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Brian is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Oregon and Washington, a certified cremationist as well as a certified celebrant. He has worked in every area of the funeral industry and is the general manager of Bateman funeral home, Affordable Burial & Cremation as well as Pacific View Memorial Chapel and Cemetery.
Brian holds a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University and an associate’s degree from Mt. Hood Community College where he earned his Funeral Service Degree. Prior to entering the funeral service industry Brian retired early from United Parcel Service, he served as a Combat Engineer Officer in the Oregon Army National Guard from 1985 to 1997 and was the Northwest Regional Vice President of a large temporary staffing agency.
Brian is involved in a variety of community activities including: serving on the board of directors for the Oregon Funeral Directors Association from 2014 to 2018, President of the Yaquina Toastmasters club from 2016 to 2018, serves as a member of the City of Newport Parks & Recreation Committee, he is currently a member of board of directors for the Greater Area Newport Chamber of Commerce and a member of the American Legion.
Brian and his wife Donna are both native Oregonians and moved to Newport Oregon to be close to Brian’s parents who reside in Newport. They have been married for 35 years, have raised four beautiful daughters and are proud grandparents to five wonderful grandchildren. Donna is a talented teacher for Newport Highschool who is devoted to her special education and medically fragile students.
Brian and Donna are proud and honored that you have chosen our funeral homes to serve your family.
Licensed Funeral Director
Patti started her working career as a Certified Nurse's Aide. Being a single parent, she decided to return to school, attending Mt Hood Community college, earning her Associate's Degree in 1993. She started her funeral/cemetery career in 1996 as a clerk, then an administrative assistant. In 2013, Patti became a funeral director.
Patti enjoys camping, bowling and swimming. She loves animals of all kinds, and is very fond of her dogs and cats. She cares about people and their feelings, and if she can help in any way, she is happy to do so.